AutoSpot Rollout: BASF announces digital production tracking tool

Michigan, United States – Bodyshops can now manage production through AutoSpot, BASF’s new digital production management tool for technicians and managers to track every part of a repair moving through their shop in real-time. Launched in 2022, AutoSpot is a separate entity that works in any body shop regardless of paint line and shows the […]

Without A Hitch: Toyota teases autonomous towing technology

Michigan, United States — The autonomous vehicle market has found its newest technological advancement in the creation and application of what is being called ‘hitchless towing’. Toyota is the leader of this new technology, having presented the concept for a media event at the American Centre for Mobility, an AV test centre in Ann Arbour, […]

Bring the Noise: New Dodge exhaust tech helps Challenger concept EV hit 126 decibels

Toronto, Ontario — As the beloved model winds down its long-standing production run, engineers at Dodge are ensuring that a particular electric-powered Charger concept model sends the iconic muscle car off with the roar it deserves—even if it requires some help from an amplifier or two. “It looks like a Dodge, sounds like a Dodge […]

Robotic Results: BMW robot-applied paint repairable by humans

Munich, Germany — BMW recently announced that it was testing new robotically-applied paint technology on some M4 Coupes, but wants to reassure all the flesh-based refinishers out there that the work can still be repaired by puny humans. This new technology from BMW allows the application of several colours and designs to its cars’ bodywork […]

The Future of Training: CIECAST announces upcoming technology webinar

Toronto, Ontario – The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) is hosting a webinar focusing on technology’s impact on future training. Jeff Peevy, I-CAR Vice President, Technical Products, Programs & Services will speak at the event on Thursday, July 22. During the one-hour live broadcast, Peevey will cover the influence of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and […]